I put golf balls in each of the boxes prior to them beginning to lay. You can also buy plastic or clay eggs from a farm supply store. This gives them the idea to go in there. They will also peck at them and get bored when nothing happens so they shouldn't bother pecking and breaking your eggs once they start finding those in there. Good luck!
You don't want them 'using' the nests until they start laying......don't let them roost(sleep) in them.Hello, I have about 10 hens that are going on 4 months old. I do not see them using their nesting boxes that much. Is this normal??? And when and how do I get them to start using the boxes???